When the Queen of Pentacles shows up in a reading, we receive an invitation to look at how resourceful we are.
All the Queens nurture in one way or another and the Earth Queen nurtures in practical ways. She keeps us fed and clothed. But she can only feed and clothe others if she first looks after herself.
If she mismanages her self-care and plays the victim card, blaming others for her lack of funds and/or resources, she is not able to nurture even those who depend on her.
The Queen of Pentacles teaches us to take full responsibility for our resources. Under her tutelage, we learn how to generate abundance to sustain ourselves as well as our loved ones.
The Domestic Goddess Archetype
It is to her the child with the scraped knee runs to for help. And all the cats in the neighbourhood know to go begging at her door.
“I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.”
~ Florence Nightingale
The Hands of the Goddess
The Queen of Pentacles (or Disks/Coins) nurtures with her hands and the material goods at her disposal. She genuinely cares if your body is tired and knows to not take your words too seriously when you are stressed. To her, everything is viewed in the context of practical reality and she can be quite dismissive of things she perceives as impractical and therefore useless.
Because she pays attention to the world around her in a way that few people do these days (we’re raising a generation of screen addicts!), it may frustrate her when others don’t. This perceived lack of attention to important practical matters may turn her into a bit of a nag. She often gives more than she receives and really appreciates material gifts from others on the occasion that she is at the receiving end.
Needs a strong self-care routine
The gift this Queen brings us is an awareness of how we can use the material realm to bless and nurture the people in our lives. She may need to be encouraged to look after herself better, as she has a natural selfless tendency to honour the needs of others before her own.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
~ Charles Dickens
Affirmation: “I care for myself first, so that I may care for others.”
Queen of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for life’s many material comforts and blessings. Thank you for how Mother Earth herself nurtures us every single day. Help me find ways of caring for myself and others that are practical, helpful, joy-filled and that bring more of the Light of Heaven to Earth. Amen and so it is!
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn – For timing purposes, this card covers the first two decans of Capricorn and the final decan of Sagittarius
Element: Water of Earth
Gemstones: Snowflake obsidian, Garnet and Selenite
Essential oils/scents: Rose, chamomile, frankincense and the scent of freshly baked bread
The Queen of Pentacles in Love and Relationships
A Queen of Pentacles-type Earth Mama is the ideal partner for someone who likes to come home to a lovingly cooked meal every night. Especially if you don’t mind the cat, dog, 2 guinea pigs and 4 budgies co-habiting with you. A farmer looking for a wife should pray for the Queen of Pentacles to show up.
This card usually signifies a lady with lots of Earth Element influences in her chart. If you think this might be the Queen of your dreams, then please stay here to get to know this rather lovely lady a bit better.
Just being around her has a grounding and stabilising effect on you. You won’t have to wait for her to pop the kettle on and there will be extras with your cuppa. She often uses food to show her love and appreciation for people.
Her grounded manner extends to the work sphere too and she is more than capable of holding down a career while raising a family. She’s a hard worker.
She usually holds traditional family values.
She enjoys pregnancy and childbirth and is willing to go through them time and time again.
Kids and pets all love her and she will quite happily feed any ‘strays’ that don’t get fed properly by their own parents or owners.
Her natural sense of style has universal appeal. She prefers perennial classics to the latest trends and fashions.
She is connected to nature and the land and is often well-respected by her neighbours.
She is usually quite set in her ways, even at a young age. If you like to think of yourself as ‘The Real Indiana Jones’ or the kind of guy who likes to play the Devil’s advocate in an argument she probably won’t enjoy your antics.
Because she is a hard worker, she is not very tolerant of laziness in others. If you describe yourself as ‘laid back to the point of horizontal,’ you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.
She can be quite judgemental of people who are prone to flights of fancy.
She often forgets to take as good care of number one as she does of everybody else. If you love her, you’ll help her with this.
Type of date she prefers
If you take her out for a meal, you’ll want to make it a place where the food is rated in the Guide Michelin. Otherwise, she will compare it unfavourably to her own cooking.
A day out at the local farmer’s market would make a nice second date. Or maybe a hike. Just bring your antihistamines along if you’re allergic to dogs as she’ll have at least one in tow.
Queen of Pentacles as Situation, Challenge, Opportunity and Action Advice
Situation: Someone is in need of some TLC
Challenge: Boundaries! Not every stray in the area is for you to look after!
Opportunity: To care for someone’s material needs
Action Advice: Pay it forward with food, clothes or other practical items